Project Title Winter Garden Primary School, Capital Build Project. Door, Stair, Window
Client Winter Garden Primary School and Essex County Council
Location Winter Garden Primary School, Canvey Island, Essex
Medium Machined industrial Plastics, printed toughened glass
Date 2011
Size 2 x 1.8 M


The artwork faux door has been fabricated using machined dual-coloured industrial plastic and references Roy Lichtenstein’s iconic pop art paintings.

They are in a 25mm panel format and provide a surface relief depth of about 5mm.

For a Capital Build Project for Winter Garden Primary School, Tom Pearman fabricated artworks that explore a sense of an opening, doorway or journey to another world, place or culture. This is represented by the introduction of artworks that take on the appearance of false stairs, a door and a window. These artworks reflect a theme that is found in children’s literature in books by C S Lewis and Lewis Carol, for example. The theme of traveling somewhere in one’s imagination is a fun and exciting, is part of the creative process, and is a process that children employ throughout the day as part of their learning, problem solving and playing.